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“Malibu at its best.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Point Dume State Beach and Preserve

Point Dume State Beach and Preserve
Ranked #3 of 50 things to do in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence
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malibu
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96 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Malibu at its best.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

climb the steps to the crest, view the ocean, perhaps a glimpse of migrating whales, climb steps down to the beach, catch a glimpse of the surfers, who round the bend to westward beach, for a stroll or swim. cant walk dogs, cant party into the night. but decent local restaurants nearby.

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Southern California
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70 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice, clean beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2011

My family and I always go to this beach even though you have to pay for parking. It tends to be a little quieter due to this and during busy months this you will appreciate. The beach is very clean and has bathrooms/lifeguards. We quite often see seals and dolphins and the views are scenic. The only thing you need to watch for with young children is the current and waves can be unpredictable. This is common though along Malibu.

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Calgary, Canada
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57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Get there early”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2011

The stop here was spontaneous and recommended by the local independent book store. I was encouraged to take in the sunset on a full moon weekend. I was forewarned to get there early as parking was limited. Not sure what time you have to get there to maximize the 6 or 7 parking spaces. It would have been better to park at the local strip mall and cab it over. I ended up parking illegally with a few others to watch the sunset vs discovering the point and beach area. Delightful with stunning views, day, dusk or night.
Must return for a more fulfilled discovery.

Visited December 2011
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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87 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Saw more wildlife here than in Yosemite!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2010

We visited two mornings during our recent visit to LA. Saw a gopher snake, rabbits, Dall's porpoises, sea lions, and many varieties of song birds and sea birds, but missed the grey whales. Bring binoculars if you have them. Beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and the Malibu coastline. Get here early to snag one of the 6 or 7 parking spots. Not at all crowded on an April morning. Short trails lead down to the beach (lots of rusting stairs to descend) and up to an overlook.

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San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great beach, marked wrong on map”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2009

This beach is actually just south (east?) of Zuma Beach and Westward Beach. Big rock at the end marks Point Dume. Westward Road deadends into the parking lot. On weekends you can watch rockclimbers and rapellers scaling the face of the cliff. The actal shoreline is very steep so not very good for boarding or child swimming. The skim boarders seem to prefer this area. Arrive early and park your car or motorhome along Westward Road.

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